Work ongoing to lift Kinvara Boil Water Notice

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Work ongoing to lift Kinvara Boil Water Notice

Work is ongoing to lift a Boil Water Notice in Kinvara which is affecting more than 2,000 people in the area.

Uisce Eireann issued a Boil Water Notice for 2,162 served by the Kinvara Public Water Supply and Corranroo Group Water Scheme on October 9.

The notice was issued due to a mechanical issue at the water treatment plant which has compromised the disinfection of the water supply.

“Public health is Uisce Éireann’s number one priority and we would like to assure customers that the notice has been put in place to protect public health,” said Uisce Eireann’s Tony Kelly.

“We are carrying out additional sample analysis at the treatment plant and out in the network, along with installing extra alarms at the plant.”

“Monitoring of the supply will continue and plans to increase the robustness of the water treatment plant are in progress. Uisce Éireann is investing in additional monitors to safeguard future supply.”

“We appreciate the impact that this notice is having on the community and thank them for their patience,” Tony Kelly added.

In the meantime, all customers of this supply are advised to boil water before use until further notice.

Water must be boiled for drinking, drinks made with water, preparation of food not cooked prior to eating, infant formula, brushing teeth, or making ice.

However, the water supply is still suitable for hygiene purposes, such as showering and hand-washing.